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Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
October 28th 2014


57022 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

wait does Adam not like keyboard era Dark Tranquillity?

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theyrehere
October 28th 2014


48 Comments


I'm refraining from a rating until I listen to it a few more times. First listen didn't give me much, but the second listen was much more enjoyable. I agree about the pace, though.

Gameofmetal
Emeritus
October 28th 2014


10662 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"wait does Adam not like keyboard era Dark Tranquillity?"



thats my number 1 goddamn concern with this review.



the fuck is wrong with keyboard era DT?!

Crysis
Emeritus
October 28th 2014


17429 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I mean DT was better before the keyboards, but they still are the best big melodeath band by a long margin.

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pedro70512
October 28th 2014


4167 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I'd say Dark Tranquility and Kalmah are on top of the heap at the moment, though Kalmah's a level

smaller.

VinVal
October 28th 2014


1167 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

insomnium

Gameofmetal
Emeritus
October 28th 2014


10662 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"I mean DT was better before the keyboards, but they still are the best big melodeath band by a long margin."



I think I like the keyboard era just a touch more, I hold the Gallery just below Damage Done in my mind but yeah DT is best melodeth



"insomnium"



Yeah they are very very cool

VinVal
October 28th 2014


1167 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

at least give the album a shot

Greyvy
October 29th 2014


5849 Comments


Wonderful summary


haha you are actually stupid

bloc
October 29th 2014


58345 Comments


Thought this was surprisingly decent

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Greyvy
October 29th 2014


5849 Comments


just look at the summary, that should suffice

sonictheplumber
October 29th 2014


10495 Comments


prolly sucks

PiedradeLuna
October 29th 2014


233 Comments


Perhaps, it's just me but this reads a little weird. Maybe it's too many and's, could rewrite it like, "Twenty years ago, melodic death metal had yet to be diluted by its upstart second generation bands and the American metalcore movement. The then novel idea of combining Maiden-esque guitars with death metal shrieks and double bass has since been done to death." Something like that, just a thought.

Also don't think this album is as bad as you make it out to be... the review sounds more like you are lamenting the "death" of melodic death metal in general and ATG's refusal or unwillingness to step out of the genre. Although, not sure it really died in 2006. Amorphis put out Silent Waters in 2007 which this site (rightfully so) thinks is one of the classic Amorphis albums. DT was still going strong albeit stagnating. Insomnium and Soilwork put out great melodeath throwbacks as of late. Hypocrisy and to a lesser extent bands like Opeth have had solid discographies late into the 2000's.

While, of course, I didn't expect much of this record as well… just think you focused too much on the scene and not really what the album presented.

BigPleb
October 29th 2014


59901 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Jamming now.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
October 29th 2014


57022 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

RIP

BigPleb
October 29th 2014


59901 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Only like 3 tracks in but this ain't sounding too shabby at all.

emester
October 29th 2014


8271 Comments


At Snore With Reality

IAMLEGION
October 29th 2014


270 Comments


This album is so average it kills my soul.

Thor
October 29th 2014


10277 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

noooooooooooope



nope nope

Piripichotes
October 29th 2014


542 Comments


Melodeath died in 2006? how? in which event? Living Infinite was proof it's still alive and well... also Words Of Farewell's debut album and Insomnium latest album prove that point further...



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